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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 3:58 pm    Post subject: No GWN today? Reply with quote

Or am I just a bit too anxious :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:02 pm    Post subject: Roll Call: pjp ? Reply with quote

:idea: I was wondering that myself and the security stuff on the forums is a bit behind too. Is the same guy responsible? If so I hope he's OK. pjp post the security bulletins at the forum most time, not sure who does GWN though. You here pjp? :?:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gentoo.org wrote:
Also, please note that, because of some scheduled server maintenance, next week's GWN will be distributed a day late.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks pjp. I did read that, but forgot. Appreciate the reminder.

Thanks for updating the security bulletins also.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, thanks :)

At least now you know people are actually waiting for the GWN every monday :)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keldon wrote:
Ah, thanks :)

At least now you know people are actually waiting for the GWN every monday :)


I like to read it Sunday night. It's the highlight of my week. (so sad...)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iplayfast wrote:
I like to read it Sunday night. It's the highlight of my week. (so sad...)
You're not alone. ;) (yeah, that is kinda sad isn't it?) :)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 11:23 pm    Post subject: DON'T BE FOOLED! Reply with quote

:!: Do you really believe "scheduled server maintenance" is the cause? I suspect April Fool's Day. Today is March 31 and the delay means GWN will be released on April 1.

Many Internet sites post false news on April 1. (KDE at http://www.kde.org was a good example.) I do realize that the end of the month March might be a good time for server maintenance and that possibly Gentoo does not observe April Fool's Day.

So it is only a short time until I find out if I became an April Fool on March 24, when I believed the maintenance story. It is now already April 1 in some time zones (it is 6:20 PM Eastern US (GMT-5) now).

Update It seems KDE doesn't have a joke this year. Well, April 1 isn't over yet . . .


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't observe April Fool's Day. In fact, we sign a contract stating that we won't have any sense of humor.

That's why we have very morbid and serious URLs like seemant's FAQ
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20030401-newsletter.xml

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Portage 2.1 to adopt RPM format for LSB compliance

That was not cool. Just about gave me a friggin heart attack for a minute there. :lol: [/me laughs nervously]
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with you PowerFactor!! Laughing nervously . . .

I'm usually good for jokes of all shapes and sizes. But this one really caught me off guard. I really don't think it is funny. Oh well! Maybe I will next week.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iplayfast wrote:
I like to read it Sunday night. It's the highlight of my week. (so sad...)


I thought I was the only one!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PowerFactor wrote:
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20030401-newsletter.xml

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Portage 2.1 to adopt RPM format for LSB compliance

That was not cool. Just about gave me a friggin heart attack for a minute there. :lol: [/me laughs nervously]


yea. I'm sick and completely out of it, so i didn't really notice until halfway through the paragraph. When i was like ?!?!?!?oh, april 1.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i freaked....
Totally not cool.
Minor feature like USE flags..!!!!!

I was fooled :oops:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The GWN was actually just updated to state that it's an April Fool's joke per order of drobbins. He didn't think it was funny.

Oh well.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm more out of it than you are, I promise. I read the GWN on the website, right? Then I'm like, Oh my GOD!!!! and I open up my email client and a couple of web browsers so I can protest vociferously. Just to make sure I know what I'm writing about, I go back to read the announcement.

Naturally enough, my heart skipped about ten or so beats all told from oxygen deprivation due to laughter. :lol:

Though I DO have to call into question the idea of mixing serious security updates and tips and tricks and stuff with such a heartstopping joke. :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like to think that i have a sence of humor but some things just arn't funny :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

out of curiosty (and hope I dont sound like an idiot in the process :p) what effect would using something like a srpm do to compliance? As far as I know (here comes the possible idiot part lol) are not srpm's just the source packaged? So in effect you would just be switching from tar.gz to srpm, you could still compile from source and USE flags etc. Or am I missing something fundamental?

I am not saying that Gentoo has to be in all ways LSB compliant or switch to rpm just curious :)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys should have seen my face when I receive the GWN for translation some time before it was officially out! I was like, WTF?? I read it about 3 times, I even started a post on the Portuguese forum until I was quoting some pars and I realized the date.. I laughed for like 10 minutes, banged my head agains the wall a couple of times =) It was for sure ont of the best april fool's story's ever =)

Too bad Drobbins didn't found it funny. I think it's damn funny, hehe. It already made it to slashdot! Now let's watch all the other sites for some jokes =) Slashdot uses to be pretty cool, google and freshmeat also use to have some nice stuff. Let's wait =)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RoadRunner wrote:
Now let's watch all the other sites for some jokes =) Slashdot uses to be pretty cool, google and freshmeat also use to have some nice stuff. Let's wait =)
This is kinda like the 4th of July when I was a kid. We'd go all over the county looking to see what kind of fireworks each town would have. Very exciting.. :)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i started screaming expletives at my roommate (also a gentoo user) and banging the desk angrily.

iv been duped

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sympathize with the heart stoppage feeling; I had about 1/4 second where my chest got tight, I didn't draw or release a breath, my hands started going numb, it was a total physical reaction. The emotions that ran through my head; 'oh man I finally found the linux distro that fit me perfectly now they're gonna *#?! it all up' all nonverbal of course then I realized it had to be an april fool's joke, you can't throw out the project's cornerstone then I read the whole paragraph and felt much better. then saw the 'note this is a joke' part.

It certainly made for some drama. I definitely think it was a good idea to add the last line, a lot of readers might know nothing about April Fool's day. Gentoo is in a precarious position, lots of new users and attention. I felt the little notice at the bottom was a nice touch, that way we got the big emotions from the joke, but we also knew right away all was still well in portage-land. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whew....that was close....got me to....i am going to catch my breath and emerge something....:-)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

phew is all i can say...

if they had really done that there would have been a mass revolt

btw, do they plan on putting xfree into the base install or was that a joke as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that was a joke too :)
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